Introducing Peace, Love & Joy + Year of Flowers: Poinsettia Dies + Think Big Favorites #20

Hey everyone! It’s that time of the month…that is for Papertrey Ink’s September release. Are you all excited?! It’s all about the holidays and Christmas this time around, so get ready to plan ahead for those Christmas/holiday cards and gifts. Today, I’m featuring Peace, Love & Joy, Year of Flowers: Poinsettia dies, Think Big Favorites #20. The new products will be available to purchase at Papertrey Ink on September 15 at 10 pm EST. Here’s what I made…


For my first project, I made a card using the new Year of Flowers: Poinsettia dies and coordinating stamp set on rustic cream cardstock. I also used Think Big Favorites #20 for the sentiment and stamped it on Holiday Flourishes & Swirls patterned paper. The top portion of the card is stamped using Polka Dot Basics and the striped border patterned paper is the soon-to-be released Scarlet Jewel stripe patterned paper.

First, I die cut the flowers, then stamped the coordinating images. Next, I sprayed each of the stamped flower die cuts with Helmar Vellum Spray Adhesive and added some Martha Stewart coarse glitter.

It’s mostly a cream car with a pop of scarlet jewel. A fun and festive Christmas card.

Next up, I designed a holiday card using Snowflake Medley and Think Big Favorites #20.

I dry embossed a few Snowflake Medley impressions onto the aqua mist cardstock using the Snowflake Medley dies. Then, I stamped each snowflake using aqua mist ink. I die cut Mat Stack #4 from sweet blush cardstock and cut the middle away from the die cut to get a smaller die cut appearance. I stamped the sentiment on soft gray cardstock and adhered it to the card front with foam adhesive. To finish it off, I added a bit of diamond stickles on the snowflakes.

Christmas crackers are not something I grew up with, but I think they’re the cutest little trinkets, so I made some using patterned paper, cardstock and ribbon. To make them, I trimmed my cardstock down to a size appropriate for various crackers, rolled the paper, cut stripes on each end and frayed them, then added the ribbon treatment.

On the smallest cracker, I stamped “JOY” from Peace, Love & Joy stamp set using vintage cream ink.

This cracker is a medium size and I added a tag stamped from Peace, Love & Joy and Fabulous Frames dieHoliday Flourishes & Swirls patterned paper, ripe avocado twill tape ribbon, kraft cardstock and ripe avocado ink are the other supplies used.

On the largest cracker, I stamped the sentiment from Peace, Love & Joy onto a Fabulous Frames die. I also used the new scarlet jewel polka dot patterned paper and fine linen twill tape.

Such a fun way to package tiny gifts!

For my last project for today, I made a holiday gift package using Essential Pillow Box die. This die is so easy to use and I love the way the scored lines appear making it super easy to assemble.

I die cut a few of the Year of Flowers: Poinsettia dies from felt. I die cut three small poinsettia dies from scarlet jewel felt and pinefeather felt. I layered the small scarlet jewel poinsettia die cut on to a large die cut and added two pinefeather die cuts behind it to simulate leaves. I adorned the poinsettia felt embellishment with…dew dots! Remember those?! Well, I still have some and just couldn’t resist not using them here. The poinsettia felt embellishment would look amazing also on a stocking!

On the pillow box, before assembling it, I stamped a background pattern using Peace, Love & Joy. I also used pinefeather, scarlet jewel, and classic kraft inks along with classic kraft satin ribbon.

Now, does it feel like Christmas to you? It sure does for me! Looking for more sneak peeks of this month’s products yet to be released? Well, you can find more on Melissa Phillips and Nichole Heady‘s blogs.

**As a result of Papertrey Ink’s new and improved website, please bare with me as I take time to update links for my supply lists. In the meantime, I’ve linked supplies throughout this post. If there is something you have a question about, please feel free to ask in a comment or a direct message to me.**

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  • Donelle U - Ashley, I love all your projects today! The first card especially is so inspiring – I don’t have the Year of Flowers sets but I think I might have to get this one just to do some of these projects!ReplyCancel

  • Noora - Beautiful projects …..stunning! Wow!ReplyCancel

  • MaryAnn N - wonderful projectsReplyCancel

  • Susan Beauchaine - BEAUTIFUL things, Ashley! I adore your crackers! We have them every year for Christmas eve. Everyone looks forward to them! And the pillow box is ADORABLE!!!!!
    Good stuff!
    Thanks for sharing

  • Felicia - These are all very lovely projects. It definitely has me thinking about Christmas. Beautifully done! Smooches…ReplyCancel

  • Diane Oliver - Love your projects and especially the non traditional colors. The first card is Gorgeousness! hugsReplyCancel

  • Susan Gosman - Your creativity never fails to amaze me – looove those polka dots!!ReplyCancel

  • janet Wilson - Gorgeous projects – LOVE the glittered poinsettia card – such elegance 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Deborah R. - Beautiful Ashley! And thanks for sharing the links. It is always appreciated.ReplyCancel

  • conil - Simply amazing. These cards are so beautiful. The crackers made me smile and brought back happy memories. Love the little boxes. So darling. You’re clearly talented.ReplyCancel

  • Linda - Your polka dot pointsettia card is my favorite of the whole release. Just beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Connie C. - Love these projects, Ashley. The pillow box is awesome.
    — Connie C.ReplyCancel

  • Brenda B - These projects are phenomenal, especially that first card…wow!ReplyCancel

  • Mary Lou Kemp - Oh my goodness, you made crackers……love them and that little pillow box. Can’t wait to place my order!ReplyCancel

  • Dee in NH - Oh my goodness Ashley! Beautiful projects!ReplyCancel

  • Sharon J. Jones - Wow, Ashley, your projects and cards are so elegant with these sets!! And I just love the pillow box!ReplyCancel

  • conil - Wonderful batch of Christmas cards. Lucky recipients.ReplyCancel

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